The Coaching Relationship in Practice
This book explores that which is at the very heart of coaching: the coach-coachee relationship. Considering the relationship at each stage of the coaching process, it will equip your trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge for building and maintaining successful coaching relationships every step of the way. In clear and friendly terms the book simplifies complex issues including the practicalities of getting started, the intricacies of coaching across cultures and of coaching from within an organisation, and how to make the most of supervision. A crucial chapter on evidence-based practice considers the importance of research in the area and how to use the evidence-base to support professional coaching practice. Reflective questions, examples, implications for practice and recommended reading are included in every chapter, encouraging ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Getting Ready: Gathering the Resources to Begin Coaching
- Chapter 2: Getting Started: The First Session
- Chapter 3: Self-Management
- Chapter 4: Relationship Management
- Chapter 5: Widening the Field
- Chapter 6: Culture, Difference and Diversity
- Chapter 7: Coaching in Organisations: Managing Complex Relationships
- Chapter 8: Supervision and Personal Development
- Chapter 9: Coaching Relationship in Practice: The Evidence Base
- Conclusion: Putting Your Signature on It
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About the Author
I would like to thank my partner Jenny Stacey, for her constant support and from whom I have learned so much about relationships. Similarly to my ‘children’, now young adults, Kathryn, Sarah and Jon, who make life special.
I’d also like to thank colleagues at PB Coaching, whose encouragement has made it possible for me to write this book, and who have been a constant source of support and conversation about the idea I’ve written about here. Particular thanks to Colm Murphy and Yvonne Fagan and colleagues at UCD, from whom I’ve learned so much.
Special mention for my ‘writing coach’ Andrea Perry, who helped me find the ‘voice’ I wanted for the book, and who both encouraged and challenged me in the style and content of what I’ve written.
Thanks also to Peter Bluckert, who embodies the gestalt approach, for the many, many conversations in the pub digging deeply into the subjects covered in this book.[Page viii]
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